Daniel Defense 16" 5.56 NATO CHF Mid-Length 1:7 Lightweight Contour AR-15 Barrel

Manufactured by Daniel Defense
SKU: 07-078-09136-018
MPN: 07-078-09136-018
Manufactured by Daniel Defense
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All Daniel Defense cold hammer forged barrels are manufactured start to finish in their state of the art facility in Black Creek, Georgia. The cold hammer forging process allows the barrel's rifling and chamber to be formed as the barrel is shaped, creating a defect free bore and the most consistent and concentric chamber possible. Starting with the best possible materials and ending with the best possible finishes, these barrels will prove to be more accurate and longer lasting than traditionally cut or button rifled competitors.

This stripped barrel assembly does not include gas block or muzzle device.
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Barrel CoatingManganese Phosphate
Barrel ContourLightweight
Barrel Length16
Barrel LiningChrome
Barrel Material41V50 Chrome Moly Vanadium Steel
BrandDaniel Defense
Caliber Gauge5.56 NATO
Feed RampsM4
Gas Seat Diameter.750
Gas System LengthMid-Length
Manufacturer.Daniel Defense
Thread Pattern1/2 X 28
Twist Rate1:7
Weight1.5 lbs

WARNING: This Product can expose you to chemicals which is known to state of California to cause Cancer and Reproductive Harm. For more information, see www.p65warnings.ca.gov

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Come here for most of my rifle needs, very excellent customer service up front , it took a few minute to pick up my order but I didn't mind waiting due to the fact of knowing how busy they are with orders but they did acknowledge me. Recommend to all my friends!



Great barrel, would definitely buy again, great customer service and hospitality



I have heard great things about Daniel Defence so I decided to give them a try for my AR 15 project. I'm glad I did! The quality of this barrel is excellent. I figured that the accuracy wouldn't be very good because it's a lightweight profile. I was wrong! Fit and finish is perfect. I will definitely be using this barrel for my next build.

Worth every penny


I was going for the best barrel I could find while trying to save on weight. When I read for weeks on which barrel to go with, Daniel Defense was mentioned every time as one that will not disappoint. So, I dropped the bucks on this one Saturday and PA had it arrive on Tuesday. As for the barrel, the quality is superb. The finish was excellent, fit tolerances were tight but not so tight I couldn't install it myself and this thing will put groupings with Black Hills ammo and good trigger control the size of a tangerine (probably better if I had a better trigger). I couldn't be happier. As for heat and accuracy while the barrel is hot, I didn't notice any concerning differences that would negate being able to hit your target. This barrel, along with everything else, brought the total weight to less than that of a Les Paul Custom. If you're building for speed and want to maintain accuracy shot after shot, this IS the barrel you want.